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Thug Lovin' Paperback – August 10, 2009

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Book 4 of 6 in the Thug Series

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Back in the hood but movin' on up, Tasha and Trae Macklin have reformed somewhat but are still in urban grit mode. In Clark's latest street lit, her fourth novel in the Thug series, the couple's moved to L.A. although Trae briefly returns to the East Coast for some revenge killing after his cousin Shaheem's murdered. Three years later, Tasha has three children and it's all good except Trace opens up a flashy nightspot, Club New York. To do this, he makes a connection with Charles Li, a Chinese mobster, and his dangerous daughter, Charli. Then Sabeerah, a devious young witness to Trae's New Jersey crime, moves to L.A. and tries to blackmail Trae. In another plot line Det. Rick Bryant, the couple's neighbor, gets involved with Kyra, Tasha's old friend, whose hubby, Marvin, is using drugs. Clark, who started her writing career while incarcerated, depicts Tasha's travails and Kyra's problems with a brutally honest squint, but it's hard to care about extra thuggy Trae. (Aug.)
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About the Author

Wahida Clark was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She began writing fiction while incarcerated at a woman's federal camp in Lexington, Kentucky. Her first novel, Thugs and the Women Who Love Them, and the sequel, Every Thug Needs a Lady, appeared on the Essence bestsellers list. Since her release, Wahida has achieved much success with her follow-up of Thug Matrimony. Her most recent work, Payback With Ya Life, made its way onto the prestigious New York Times bestseller's list.

Wahida continues to amplify the urban landscape from her home and office in East Orange, New Jersey.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 Original edition (August 10, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446178098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446178099
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (314 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,587 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Wahida Clark was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She decided to start writing fiction while incarcerated at a women's federal camp in Lexington, KY. Her style is street, raw, and she has an imagination that's in overdrive. When you read her novels they are so real you are convinced of one of three things: that you are inside the book, you know the characters, or you just have to meet them. Her novels include New York Times and Essence Magazine Bestsellers:Thugs And The Women Who Love Them, Every Thug Needs A Lady, Thug Matrimony, Thug Lovin', Justify My Thug, Payback is A Mutha, Payback With Ya Life, Sleeping With the Enemy and What's Really Hood.
Wahida now owns and operates the most popular and fastest growing urban independent publishing house in the industry: Wahida Clark Presents Publishing ( in East Orange, New Jersey.

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73 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Indigo on August 4, 2009
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First, let me say that I have been a "die hard" Wahida fan. I have read all of her books. However, "this &*#@) RIGHT HERE " was unbelievable (and not in a good way)! We fell in love with Trae, Tasha, Kaylin, Angel and the rest of the crew in books 1 - 3. Those characters are not recognizable in Thug Lovin' (book 4). I feel as though I have been lied to. At the end of Thug Lovin, I hated Trae, was disappointed in Tasha, disgusted by Marvin and saddened by Kyra. I can appreciate the need to "mix it up". But, this was a GRIMY tale. Trae's behavior was inconceivable. The fact that he cheated on Tasha was the LEAST of his foul behavior. What he did to Tasha at the end of the book is what we tell our daughters, sisters, girlfriends, etc to NEVER accept. It was inconceivable, unnecessary and not consistent with Trae's character. Why take such a loved character and have him beat his wife to the point where he doesn't know how she got on the floor? Are you kidding me? What is that and what was the point of reducing him (them) to that level? Don't devoted readers of the series deserve better than that? How is that possibly 5 stars? Furthermore, the Tasha that we know would NEVER accept that behavior from him. The real shame is that there are so few TRUE showcases of Black Love. The magic of books 1-3 is the message that our powerful connections do exist (contrary to what the media would say) and that they are to be celebrated. What Trae did to Tasha at the end of the book cheapened him and the story told about him and Tasha in books 2 and 3. It went far beyond "shock value". How can he possibly be redeemed? What's next? Does Kaylin shoot Angel? Is Faheem a cross-dresser? Does Jaz develop a crack addiction? We waited a year for THIS? I feel cheated.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jasmine on August 11, 2009
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Ugh..where do I begin? I absolutely LOVE 'Thug Lovin'!! Alot of the other reviews talk about how Trae's character changed but I personally believe Tasha changed the most! I absolutely loved her in Every Thug Needs A Lady & Thug Matrimony but In Thug Lovin Tasha seemed like a classless whore who was too distracted by having sex then fixing her martial problems. As many bad decisions as Trae made I still loved his character..he almost lost me for a minute b/c the whole domestic abuse thing it was a bit excessive and unexpected. I wish Angel & Kaylin had a bigger role in this book. Maybe some of the mistakes between Trae & Tasha wouldn't have been made if they had Kay & Angel to talk them down. There were alot of ups and downs in this book but overrall I loved it!! Im impatiently waiting for the next installment. Hopefully Tasha isn't pregnant & if so hopefully its not by her new lover! I dont know maybe its the hopeless romantic in me but I want Trae & Tasha to work!!! Keep up the good work Ms Clark!!
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Christine Dickson on August 7, 2009
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I was very disappointed in this book. Out of all the couples Tasha and Trae were my favorite. I could not wait for this book to come out to see what drama was going to unfold, however after reading it I found myself wishing I never bought the book. To take a couple and destroy their love and respect for each other as Wahilda has done was just plain wrong. I do not know if I will purchase the next book in this series, this one was such a let down for me.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gideon's Lover on August 8, 2009
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Where do I begin with why I was disappointed with this latest addition of the Thug series. Well....let me begin with the new characters: Saberaah/Rick/Charli/Stephon. Their characters were so underdeveloped I don't know why they were in the book.
Then the characters I had come to know and love...Tasha, Kyra...what happened to the smart, intelligent, college-educated, goal-oriented women who just so happened to fall in love with "thugs?" Why were they reduced to chicken headed hoes in this book?
Three quarters of the book was about Tasha leaving or planning to leave or on the verge of leaving Trae. This became boring and tiresome quickly. The only time Tasha wasn't in some stage of leaving was when Trae was "twisting her back out".
The other one quarter of the book was Kyra planning to leave or threatening to leave Marvin. It was all so doggone juvenile! How old are these people??? And the saddest part was to revisit their addictions of the past...I just didn't get it.
And then to have Kyra and Tasha just sexing other men as "revenge f**king" was sterotypical and extremely weak. I expected so much more....and maybe that was the problem.
I have previously enjoyed Wahida's work and I'm sure I will again. But this time I found it ironic that the imprisoned Wahida seemed to write with much more passion and love then the now free Wahida. This Wahida came across as mean, angry and vindictive. I get the sense that "Big Daddy" was not waiting for her upon her release and she took it out on the rest of us with this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Akima Rolle VINE VOICE on August 9, 2009
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This was a four star book,but Wahida Clark is my girl and can write her behind off so she gets the other star just for that alone. First of all I love Trae and Tasha, but Tasha really got on my nerve this time. Trae could have communicated a lot better and made things easier for him. The stories were all over the place. Sabeerah's part in the book was really not necessary, because nothing came of it and it was just crazy. Detective Rick's character was not developed and he could have been a really good character, but it went nowhere.Tasha's character was really done wrong in this book. I hope Ms. Clark comes back and redeems her in the next book, because that was not the girl I know and love. I can't wait for the next Thug book, Thug fan for life!!!
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